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May 4, 2010 11:11PM
I need to lookup acronyms before I use them! By PBM I meant prophylactic bilateral mastectomy.
I'm glad to hear you are doing well. Sorry that you are tired and sore, but good that you feel better every day. I sent my horse to a friend to ride for a couple of weeks to keep him going while I just had my surgery. I'm hoping that radiation treatments will go ok and that I can still ride during that time. I've got to keep my sanity! I love the sit or lay down idea! That would be a challenge for me. If you get yours to do that - you have to send me a picture! I love natural horsemanship and have some Clinton Anderson-style basics on my 16.3 gelding.
Isn't it nice to think about horses instead of breasts even if it is just for 5 minutes? :)
I am in that fact gathering stage - I'm also going to get that genetic test because of my family history. I'm concerned about radiation to my left breast, etc. Then I wonder if I will be brave enough to actually have a double mast if I find out I have the marker. I'm astounded every day as I read these boards and hear the words of all of you brave women who have been through this.
I like your last paragraph - I'm in that I feel like i've been kicked in the gut stage. I need to shake it off, get up and get going with my battle plan.
Stay in touch...
4/23/2010, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+, HER2-
2/17/2011, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
10/30/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-
12/16/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap